We teach communication studies that nurture inclusive civil discourse, critical thinking, and cooperative solutions in a diverse global community. We offer opportunities to develop strong communication skills within a challenging liberal arts program. Our major program prepares students to speak and write proficiently, think critically, apply communication concepts competently, work cooperatively in small groups, and reflect on ethical dimensions of their actions. We focus on interactive learning in a high quality communication studies curriculum. We assist planning so that students effectively manage time to graduation. We emphasize carefully guided, performance-based learning characterized by a low student-to-faculty ratio in the classroom. And we offer the opportunity to participate in a nationally recognized forensics program.
Faculty and staff encourage a sense of community. We engage with students to support their wellbeing and success. Through the talents, intellectual curiosity, and versatility of our diverse faculty we have established a strong intercultural and global orientation.
Your gift to the Communication Studies Department will fund student-faculty research, guest speakers, travel to conferences, career networking opportunities and most importantly, scholarships.